Judy Martin, who regularly filled in at News 12 Long Island, passed away last night, just one week after her 49th birthday. Newsday reports police were called to her house at 7:30 last night.
She last anchored Thursday night. Strangely, anchor Stone Grissom tweeted yesterday at 4:55 that Judy was anchoring with him at 5... but she never did.
Judy first appeared on News 12 in 1988 and had also worked for CNBC and NPR.
On a personal note, Judy was awesome to this production assistant more than five years ago, as well as everyone else who ever worked with or met her. Her positivity will be deeply missed.